Nandita Ravi

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Making the cut


Krishna Shastri Devulapalli refuses to call himself an author. “I am still trying to be one,” insists this writer, who has, in the past, been a cartoonist, graphic designer, a writer of greeting cards, an ad professional and a children’s book author.

The Narendra Modi government approaching the 100-day mark demands an assessment of its performance. A national television channel even arranged, more a boxing match than a debate, a programme on whether Mr Modi’s foreign policy is continuity or radical change.

It is widely acknowledged that relations between the West and Russia have never been as bad as they are since the end of the Cold War. The reason, of course, is Ukraine, but beyond it lie the implied conflicting interests of the two sides.